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The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Operations (ORSPO) promotes, supports, and administers funding for research and scholarly activities throughout the University of the Incarnate Word community.

The ORSPO is responsible for university research administration operations, ensuring compliance with sponsor rules and regulations, and managing UIW's research compliance committees and policies. The office also assists the UIW community with internal funding programs, disseminating funding opportunities, grants and research-related training and development, promoting scholarly activities and opportunities, and routing funding proposals for institutional approvals.

 ORSPO Services

Research Funding

The ORSPO offers opportunities and resources for faculty and students to find and manage funding for their research and research related endeavors, and manages the internal approval process for external funding proposals.

Research Compliance

The ORSPO serves as the hub for UIW's Institutional Review Board, clinical trial registration, responsible conduct of research, financial conflict of interest, and university research policy operations. We conduct on-demand training as needed and review proposals and active projects for continued compliance.

Research Development

The ORSPO organizes research development activities such as the annual Research Week, provides researcher support for the development and analysis of statistical data, and offers grantsmanship training opportunities for the UIW community. 


 ORSPO Staff 



Dr. Wandless-Hagendorf

Ana Hagendorf, PhD, CPRA


Administration Building, Suite 1A

(210) 805-3036

Dr. Hagendorf oversees UIW's research compliance and sponsored programs policies and operations, research development services, and research and grants-related training and development.

 Dr. Fike

David Fike, PhD

Research Statistician

Dr. Fike assists faculty and students with quantitative research analysis.  

Mary Jo

Mary Jo Bilicek

Research Compliance Coordinator

Administration Building, Room 41

(210) 805-3565